Category Archives: China

PM2.5 air pollution claims 160,000 lives in five cities

Delhi, Mexico and São Paulo are the cities with the highest death tolls, new research finds Fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) was responsible for approximately 160,000 deaths in the world’s five largest cities in 2020. Exposure to PM2.5 is considered … Continue reading

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Air pollution from fossil fuels responsible for ‘one in five deaths worldwide’

Number of deaths connected to fine particulate matter from fossil fuel burning could be twice as high as previously thought, research says Air pollution from fossil fuels could account for nearly one in five deaths globally, a new study suggests. … Continue reading

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Air pollution in biggest cities four times above safe levels

An investigation by OpenAQ has found that the average level of air pollution in the world’s largest cities is nearly four times higher than the maximum levels recommended by the WHO. According to estimates, 90 per cent of the world … Continue reading

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Beijing issues yellow alert for heavy air pollution

China’s capital Beijing has issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution which took effect from Sunday, prompting officials to take a series of steps to contain the smog. A series of measures will be taken from Sunday, including the … Continue reading

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China sees post-lockdown rise in air pollution: study

China’s levels of some air pollutants have risen back to above last year’s levels after dropping when the government imposed strict lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study published on Monday. The rebound was likely due … Continue reading

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Study details how auto emissions pose human health problems worldwide

Ultrafine particles in the atmosphere are unregulated, according to the World Health Organization, but a team of international researchers that includes a Texas A&M University professor and two graduate students has found that auto emissions are a key factor in … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to ‘missed’ miscarriages in China: study

Exposure to airborne pollutants increases the risk of “missed” miscarriages in which a fetus dies without a pregnant woman experiencing any noticeable symptoms, researchers said Monday. Previous studies have shown a correlation between air pollution and pregnancy complications, but the … Continue reading

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Public health warning for Hong Kong as Air Quality Health Index reaches ‘serious’ category, the highest pollution level in city

Avoid or reduce outdoor exercise and spend more time indoors, says environment department Top alert level recorded in parts of the city on Wednesday, with children, elderly and those with certain illnesses in built-up areas most at risk Air pollution … Continue reading

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